Cacti from Botanical Gardens and Greenhouses – a Romanian Philatelic Retrospective

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Bogdan-Vasile Cioruța
Mirela Coman
Alexandru Leonard Pop

Abstract

Preserving the heritage of cacti from various botanical gardens and greenhouses, it has been and continues to be a topic of interest to the community. We are entitled to rally such concerns in the light of various collaborations over time with entities aimed at promoting and conserving cacti and succulents. From the promotion in profile events (such as workshops, conferences, and symposia, exhibition halls, etc.) to the conservation of various species of cacti is still a long way. In this context, through this paper, we want to emphasize, which were and are still the implications of the Romanian thematic philately in the promotion of cactus species. Through the rich philatelic material indexed and analyzed, we want to (re) bring to the memory of the community what Romanian philately has managed to record, in recent years, regarding the promotion and preservation of cacti (postage stamps, first-day covers - FDCs, postcard maxims, illustrated and semi-illustrated postcards, and various other philatelic effects and circulations). Given their exposure, we would like to sound the alarm on how these plant species are managed and how they are perceived at the Romanian community level.

Keywords:
Natural heritage, philately, Romanian botanical gardens, succulent plants.

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Cioruța, B.-V., Coman, M., & Pop, A. L. (2021). Cacti from Botanical Gardens and Greenhouses – a Romanian Philatelic Retrospective. Asian Journal of Research in Botany, 5(2), 18-41. Retrieved from https://journalajrib.com/index.php/AJRIB/article/view/30141
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